Singer-songwriter Juliana Just Costa '09 and her brother, Jesse Just Costa, were guest musicians and presented an evening concert of acoustic world music on the Island on Friday, November 6.
Within curricular offerings that include music ensembles, electives, and lessons and informal settings such as Open Mic nights and the Acapelicans group, Loomis students learn to express, create, and communicate through music. Whether music is a new interest or a long-time passion for you, we invite you to join the more than 40 percent of the student body involved in our programs.
The Hubbard Music Center, which houses a state-of-the-art music performance hall, is home to the Concert Band, Orchestra, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Jazz Band, Jazz Improv Ensemble, and Chamber Music class. Practice rooms and studios are open daily and into the evening for music lessons, small group rehearsals, and student practice. Music electives meet in a dedicated music classroom equipped with keyboards and computers, and the band and jazz programs share a large ensemble room. The active Music Department calendar is populated by well-attended recital samplers, seasonal major ensemble concerts, guest musician visits and performances, the student-run Musical Revue, Connecticut regional and state competitions and festivals, and student-inspired recitals, projects, and productions.
Classical and South American folk musicians Elqui Trio presented a masterclass and concert on the Island on Monday, September 24, as part of Loomis Chaffee's celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
In a new addition to the Loomis Chaffee summer reading program, students from across all class years took part in school-wide Summer Reading Book Chats on Tuesday, September 11.
Loomis Chaffee recognized students for their academic and extracurricular achievements at the 2018 All-School Awards convocation on May 22, and the Student Council announced the selection of Adnan Rubai as Teacher of the Year.
The Music Department will present its Spring Concert for Orchestra and Wind Ensemble on Sunday, May 20, in the Hubbard Performance Hall at 4 p.m. The public is invited at attend, and admission is free of charge.
Loomis Chaffee welcomed violinist Shih-Kai Lin and pianist Andrei Baumann for an evening performance of classical music in Hubbard Performance Hall on May 15.
The Loomis Chaffee Concert Choir and Chamber Singers presented their Spring Choral Concert on Sunday, May 13, in the Hubbard Performance Hall.
Congratulations to the Loomis Chaffee student musicians who performed at the Connecticut All-State High School Music Festival April 19–21 in Hartford.
Guest musicians from the MuUyas String Trio and Mike Palin's Other Orchestra spent time this week working one-on-one with student musicians in Loomis Chaffee music programs.
The community is invited to a number of springtime music performances at Loomis Chaffee through the end of May 2018. Connect to a calendar of events.
The Loomis music program is vibrant, passionate, and dynamic. As students work to advance playing technique, seek to try out new instruments, pursue a rigorous program of music theory, and gather with friends to perform, they gain musical experiences that generate inspiration for lifelong learning and creating.
— SUSAN BARONE
CHRZANOWSKI. HEAD OF MUSIC DEPARTMENT